The development of increasingly scientifically literate individuals is one of the primary concerns of a 21st century approach to K-12 science education. Within that vision can be included skills such as effectively interpreting technical information, participation in the solution of problems that appeal to new scientific understandings, making informed decisions in relation to issues and trends in a technological society, better adapting to and accommodating rapid change, and welcoming the creation of new knowledge. Science education is a particularly key element in developing these general goals and skill sets for scientific literacy and working toward building a strong future for Canada's young people.
Manitoba intends to demonstrate through the Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba, a renewal of its commitment to improve student engagement in science and support professional learning for teachers.
The Lake Winnipeg: A Resource for Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science (40S) is a resource for teaching Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science (40S). It is designed to provide information to expose Manitoba students to the complexity of issues associated with Lake Winnipeg and, through science investigations and problem-based approaches to learning, to encourage students to develop decision-making skills associated with the ecological and social dynamics of the Lake Winnipeg environment.
An updated Grade 12 Chemistry: A Foundation for Implementation is now available!
Manitoba Education is pleased to present an updated version of the Grade 12 Chemistry: A Foundation for Implementation. This document supports the implementation of the general and specific learning outcomes of the updated Grade 12 Chemistry curriculum.
An updated Grade 12 Biology: A Foundation for Implementation is now available!
Manitoba Education is pleased to present Grade 12 Biology: A Foundation for Implementation. This document supports the implementation of the general and specific learning outcomes of the updated Grade 12 Biology curriculum in the 2011/2012 school year.
Print copies of this document can be ordered from the Manitoba Text Book Bureau (stock number 80533).
An online version of this resource for teachers is also available at the Transplant Manitoba – Gift of Life Program website at: http://www.transplantmanitoba.ca/
Manitoba Education in partnership and collaboration with the Transplant Manitoba – Gift of Life Program and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is pleased to provide this learning resource to support Senior Years biology teachers and their students as they examine current issues and the human biology associated with organ donation and transplantation. This resource "Life is a Gift: A Grade 11 Manitoba Biology Resource for Organ Donation and Transplantation" is intended to be used where appropriate contexts occur in addressing the specific learning outcomes of the Manitoba Grade 11 Biology curriculum. Science educators in other Canadian jurisdictions may also find the contents of this resource a benefit in their teaching.
Manitoba Education has acted on the recommendation from the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) and has developed two Severe Weather Awareness in Manitoba Teacher's Guides to accompany the posters for teachers and students that were distributed in Spring 2010. These Teacher’s Guides are intended as supports in utilizing the posters in your science classroom to address specific learning outcomes identified in the weather unit of the Manitoba Grade 5 Science curriculum and the general weather awareness strategies encouraged by EMO. The Teacher’s Guides include background information on a variety of seasonal Manitoba severe weather phenomena, teaching and learning experiences aligned with Manitoba’s Grade 5 curricula, as well as links to an abundance of online resources.
Manitoba releases new health physics resource in partnership with the Canadian
Manitoba Education, in partnership with the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Cancer Society, is pleased to present the Student Resource and Teacher Guide to Health and Physics: A Grade 12 Manitoba Resource for Health and Radiation Physics. These curriculum-aligned resources for senior physics were conceived in order to support a unique, contextual unit in Manitoba science curriculum in the area of health and radiation physics.
The resource was developed using a case-study approach that follows the cancer journey of a young woman who is diagnosed with cancer while having routine imaging done following a sport-related injury. Manitoba physics teachers are provided with an opportunity to align curriculum with their teaching in meaningful situations that reflect the applications of physics to issues such as exposure to various forms of radiation in the environment, and particular uses of radiation in the health care fields. We hope that the information and resource material contained within these publications will be of interest to students, science educators, and their family members as together these constitute a reference guide to a wide array of imaging technologies, diagnostic techniques, and cancer treatment options. A sound science education in the area of health physics contributes to wider understandings of the complex fields of cancer research, diagnoses and treatment options, and in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society demonstrates a continuing commitment to relevant, high-impact science education here in Manitoba.
Manitoba Education, in partnership with the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, is pleased to present Health and Physics DVD. This curriculum-aligned resource supports “Health and Physics: A Grade 12 Manitoba Resource for Health and Radiation Physics”. The DVD is made up of six vignettes showing how different diagnostic equipment is used. These six vignettes may be viewed and/or downloaded from this website and complete DVDs will be available through Manitoba Education.